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Old 15th December 2008, 04:43 AM   #1
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Hi Tom - whats happened to your website? I cant get through to it - just a message from what appears ot be your ISP in a language unintelligible to my monoglot education. Help!
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Old 15th December 2008, 10:49 AM   #2
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Yes, some weeks ago I took down my web site intentionally.

Reason: Several GB of traffic per month, but according to statistics >98% by web spiders and site ripping software. Now, I didnīt do all the work for spiders and rippers, and for sure I donīt want to pay myself for traffic generated by automated spiders and rippers.

If someone needs a plot or something that was present on that site: No problem, I will mail it on request.

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Old 15th December 2008, 04:39 PM   #3
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You might want to look around for a free web-hosting service.. Yahoo and Tripod in the past provided free sites.. Not all spiders crawling around are doing bad things - a lot of them are just indexing sites for search engines, but of course there are the inevitable harvesters of email links.

I am sure a lot of people found your site useful.. You can also deliberately limit the number of connections and bandwidth to prevent wholesale site ripping.

I face many of the same issues on my site, but my webhost 1&1 charges relatively little and my bandwidth usage falls within acceptable limits so far at all times. (5yrs with this host, no extra charges.)
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